The bomber jacket has become a mainstay in recent years, this classic piece of military clothing was adopted by skinheads the world over and has now become as much a part of the man’s wardrobe as it was in the 80’s. Be it with chinos and trainers or jeans and a pair of hi- tops, the bomber jacket in all its guises is very much a staple of fashion today. Leather has emerged as a force in men’s outerwear this fall. Whether it’s a bomber jacket or a three-quarter-length dress lambskin coat, leather’s durability and versatility make it an important piece to add to your wardrobe.
When trying on a bomber jacket, make sure to move your body. Walk around, move your arms front to back, even twist to look over your shoulders. Check for ease of mobility and a comfortable fit. The fabric of a jacket should not pull across the back area, around the hips or in the armholes. Also, be sure to check the sleeve length. With proper care, your leather jacket will last many years, making it a wise investment. In fact, the longer you wear leather, the more “broken in” it becomes, similar to the way a baseball glove breaks in and becomes a part of you.
When purchasing a new leather bomber jacket, keep the following in mind.
Style: There are many styles to choose from, so think about how you will be wearing it. Most jackets today can be worn either dressed up with a shirt, tie and dress pants, or dressed down with a casual shirt and jeans or khakis.
Weather: Many leather jackets now come with removable linings made of Thins late, pile or fleece – prefect for staying warm in colder climates. Take out the lining, and you can still wear the coat in spring and fall.
Sizing: A leather jacket should be on the loose side so it can be worn over a sweater or other piece of bulky clothing